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  • THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 4034

    Women of the knitting section of the South African Volunteer Service knit in the workroom at South Africa House. Mrs Francis Black is in charge, with Miss Walker, Mrs Gare and Miss Brixly also lending a hand with the knitting needles.

  • AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS AT KINGSTON HOUSE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

    AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS AT KINGSTON HOUSE, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 57

    Two female ARP workers read and knit in order to pass the time whilst on duty at their post in London. A third woman, also knitting, is just visible to the right of the photograph.

  • LONDON EVACUEES TO DEVON AND CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1941

    LONDON EVACUEES TO DEVON AND CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2223

    8 year old Sheila Bacon from Islington in London reads a large book (helped by her mother) at a War Visitors' Club in Penzance in 1941, whilst other ladies look on or knit. Toys and books are provided for children, and the mothers can knit and sew.

  • GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR 1945

    GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR 1945

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 9300

    German female prisoners of war knitting in a camp for SS, Luftwaffe and civilian women prisoners at Vilvoorde on the outskirts of Brussels.

  • THE BRITISH HOME FRONT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

    THE BRITISH HOME FRONT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    D 22548

    A disabled British factory worker, Mrs A Charles of Oldham at work. Mrs Charles had been disabled all her life, having been born without her left hand and arm up to three inches below the elbow. Nevertheless she had worked in a Lancashire textile...

  • SOLDIER'S SON: PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH IN WARTIME, BRISTOL, ENGLAND, 1942

    SOLDIER'S SON: PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH IN WARTIME, BRISTOL, ENGLAND, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 10440

    Irene Stacey (left) knits in preparation for the birth of her first child. Her mother, Mrs Sarah Emily Matilda Jones, holds up a garment she has been working on for her new grandchild. They are in their home at 124 Bloy Street, Easton, Bristol.

  • LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 173

    Home Front: Two off-duty women ambulance drivers relax with a magazine and knitting in their mess room at Kingston House, Kennington, London.

  • THE WAR EFFORT IN AFRICA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE WAR EFFORT IN AFRICA DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "SOUTH AFRICAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: South African official photographer

    SAF 205

    A group of women of Palapye, Bechuanaland (now Botswana) knitting clothes for the Navy League.

  • THE CARTERS IN WARTIME: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR A BRITISH FAMILY ON THE HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, C 1940

    THE CARTERS IN WARTIME: EVERYDAY LIFE FOR A BRITISH FAMILY ON THE HOME FRONT, ENGLAND, C 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 254

    Mrs Carter sits in a railway carriage and knits a garment for one of her two children. She is travelling from London Victoria to Hayward's Heath, Sussex to visit her children, who have been evacuated there.

  • SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    SHELTER PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN LONDON BY BILL BRANDT, NOVEMBER 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Brandt, Bill

    D 1510

    Christ Church, Spitalfields: A group of women occupy themselves by reading and knitting in the East End shelter.

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